By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, like the local grocery store, and they know who to avoid. Like the crazy guy on the corner.
But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then a mysterious note arrives, scrawled on a tiny slip of paper.
"I am coming to save your friend's life, and my own. I ask two favors. First you must write me a letter."
The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving the, knows things no one should know. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she's too late.
After reading the description of the book I was expecting this book to be somewhat like Pretty Little Liars, with the mysterious notes from "A" and all, but that's not what this book was like at all. This book was well written, with believable characters, and a nicely thought out plot with plenty of twists.
I could really relate to Miranda despite the age difference. I felt so sorry about the loss of her friendship with Sal and wondered how it connected to Sal getting punched. I admired how instead of moping around Miranda actually got out and made new friends. She did of course miss Sal but she made an effort and met new people.
This book was at times confusing what with the mentions of time travel. I spent a few minutes trying to wrap my head around it and once I'd think I'd gotten it, I'd read the next line and get confused all over again. I then decided to try not to understand, and just hope the characters knew what they were talking about.
This book was very unique, and interesting. Trust me there are so many twists that you don't see coming.
Dislikes: How it ended between Miranda and Sal (don't worry this isn't spoiling anything)